Plant Number: 1.260.020  
Herniaria glabra

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Known to be nearly indestructible, this is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones or growing as a lawn substitute. The tiny leaves create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze in winter. Insignificant green flowers. Easily divided in spring. Tends to need watering during periods of extreme drought. Sometimes used in formal carpet bedding schemes. Growth rate is fairly slow and easy to control. Rupturewort is a relatively unknown perennial that deserves to be used more often in our gardens.

Zone 5 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   1-3 cm
   0-1 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

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